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Egoh. B. N. et al. 2012 _ Elservier. Over exploitation of resources coupled with large scale agriculture threatens both ecosystem services and livelihoods. The need to safeguard ecosystem services is urgent. There are some efforts to safeguard ecosystem services in Africa. However, realizing benefits to livelihoods still faces serious challenges due to climate change, recent land grabbing and urbanization. These challenges are compounded by the land tenure situation in Africa.
Kremen, C., & A. Miles. 2012 - Ecology and Society. Agrobiodiversity is sustained by diversified farming practices and it also supplies multiple ecosystem services to agriculture, thus reducing environmental externalities and the need for off-farm inputs. This study compares biologically diversified farming systems with conventional farming systems, and 12 ecosystem services: biodiversity; soil quality; nutrient management; water-holding capacity; control of weeds, diseases, and pests; pollination services; carbon sequestration; energy efficiency and reduction of warming potential; resistance and resilience to climate change; and crop productivity.
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Latest World Agroforestry Centre publications
Kissinger, G. et al. 2013 - ICRAF. Payments
for ecosystem services (PES) provide a market-based instrument to motivate changes in land use that degrade ecosystem services. This Working paper seeks to better understand how effective PES schemes are in meeting the goals of safeguarding ecosystem services, while also benefiting local livelihoods and ensuring pro-‐poor outcomes.
Dawson I. et. al, 2012 - World Agroforestry Centre. This publication provides resources collected to support training scientists, development workers and others on agroforestry tree domestication practices. The primer is designed to identify major challenges in the future that will enable the successful scale up of domestication approaches developed over the last years, and to better engage with markets and the private sector.
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For assessing different aspects of PES
Hawkins, Slayde. 2011 - Forest Trends. This booklet has been created as an initial resource for public sector officials interested in fostering an environment in which PES transactions can occur.
Hairiah, Kurniatun et. al., 2011 - World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). This manual of methods focuses on changes in terrestrial carbon stocks linked to land use.
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Getting started with PES
How to get a payments for environmental services scheme up and running
Jindal, Rohit et. al., 2011 - Elsevier. Determining the level of payment and selecting participants are important but frequently neglected issues that affect social, economic and environmental performance of payment for environmental services (PES) programs. We use a pilot auction to address these issues in the context of a PES program in Tanzania's Uluguru Mountains.
Olander, Jacob and Ebeling, Johannes 2011 - Forest Trends. This series of documents helps project developers understand key technical, social, environmental, and financial issues and points the way to key tools and guidance.
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